Not only are their products delicious, they are the mother of organic farming revolution in Marin County. Great chance to learn about the rich history of a struggling dairy that made it big with organic methods and happy cows. Great sites on the drive & lots to see in the area in addition to Farm that started it all including Cowgirl Creamery, Marin Cheese (Rouge a Noir) Heidrun Mead & more.
Such a quaint and incredible home. We'd love to visit again with our 3 youngest children... they would have loved the trip too!
From sipping wine on the sun deck to enjoying views of fog over the bay while sipping coffee... every moment was enjoyable.
Upon our arrival we had dinner at Nick's Cove. The first full day, we hiked up to a Bear Valley overlook, kayaked from 4-8 with Blue Water Kayaks to check out bioluminescence, and cooked a delicious steak dinner back at the ranch. On our second full day, we explored the lighthouse and elephant seal beach outlooks and dined for hours picnicking at Hogs Bay Oyster farm... wish we had more time - we would have liked a bike ride in Bear Valley.
We loved our stay at Straus Home Ranch! From the moment we drove up the driveway and saw the farm house we felt at home. Being able to meet Michael, one of the owners, and have our children introduced to their dairy cows made it even more special. The view from their front yard - perfectly outfitted with Adirondack chairs - of Tomales Bay made the very peaceful setting even more magical. We wish we would have planned more time on the property and in the area. One of our family favorites!
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Straus Home Ranch was so cozy and comfy, yet with tastefully decorated with high-end country style that makes it a perfect Sunset Magazine road trip destination. I love the fact that the Straus family strive to make the property as non-toxic, and eco-friendly as possible, with wonderfully refreshing, biodegradable soaps & hair care products which made the stay so much more enjoyable. Michael was an awesome host and really went the extra mile to ensure my pleasurable stay. Stunning views of Tomales Bay. Stay a few days, visit Point Reyes and enjoy the best of farm to table restaurants and California cuisine.
We were so blessed to be able to stay at the historic, beautiful and unmatched Straus Home Ranch. It was luxury and simplicity at its finest. We felt as if we were transported back in time, with all of the current luxuries. With Tomales Bay and a private beach, along with all of the family history, it was truly heavenly